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March 5 Supplement

More Than 100 Ideas for Myra Sadker Day

   1. Establish an award to recognize children who promote equity

   2. Do a play about gender equity in school

   3. Write an equity column or article in the paper

   4. Organize a walk, race, or athletic event for equity

   5. Generate a timeline on the women's movement

   6. Analyze books for bias

   7. Honor people who embody spirit of Myra Sadker

   8. Visit a women's college

   9. Talk with parenting fathers

 10. Train staff to eliminate sexist language

 11. Have children interview non-traditional workers, role models

 12. Develop posters that promote equity

 13. Take youngsters to a women's athletic event

 14. Create a videotape on gender equity

 15. Reformulate or construct an equitable workplace

 16 .Monitor a school or district for equity

 17. Create a non-sexist career festival

 18. Plan cross-age activities on gender equity

 19. Do a research project on gender bias

 20. Award a Myra Sadker scholarship

 21. Quilt for gender equity

 22. Invite guest speakers on equity topics

 23.Organize a joint equity project with an organization

 24. Present an equity workshop at a conference

 25. Observe classrooms to detect bias in interactions

 26. Search websites for gender equity issues

 27. Create bias buster groups

 28. Develop and share a local gender resource list

 29. Manage an equity booth at a toy, computer, or grocery store

 30. Engage media personnel to acknowledge the day

 31. Lobby the state or city gov't to support equity

 32. Conduct a Who is Myra Sadker? event

 33. Train media representatives on subtle bias

 34. Give Failing at Fairness by the Sadkers to someone as a gift

 35. Set up a mentoring or shadowing project

 36. Study how religion and gender intersect in life

 37. Try an activity that is non-traditional for your gender

 38. Develop effective strategies to manage gender "put downs" and share your results

 39. Conduct a workshop for support personnel to minimize bias and discriminatory actions

 40. Develop and teach a lesson on Myra and educational equity

 41. Read non-sexist stories to children

 42. Create a program to "teach today's boys to be tomorrow's dads"

 43. Design a local calendar of famous equity events and leaders

 44. Sponsor a poster, essay, or music contest that promotes equity

 45. Analyze greeting cards for stereotypes

 46. Begin planning for "Take your daughter to work" day

 47. Create bookmarks that remind readers of equity

 48. Thank a significant mentor, model or learner

 49. Record your own biases from childhood and identify the ones you've overcome

 50. Plan a conference, workshop or meeting around the day

 51. Create a coalition meeting of local equity advocates

 52. Publicly protest a company that supports a sexist policy

  53. Offer free training and materials on Myra Sadker Day

 54. Lobby a women's issue in a government arena

 55. Honor an equity organization in Myra's name

 56. Seek or provide funding to develop a gender fair curriculum unit

 57. Study the intersection of gender and other equity issues (race, class, etc.)

 58. Analyze TV, radio and newspapers for fairness

 59. Learn about bias by watching and critiquing media

 60. Create a time capsule for equity in the 21st century

 61. Compile and distribute a brief equity bibliography

 62. Submit a grant proposal to balance programs for males and females

 63. Sponsor a diversity meeting or club at school

 64. Create a quote of the week board that presents famous and diverse voices

 65. Talk with a colleague from a different racial or ethnic background and examine gendered views

 66. Create a parents' booster club that promotes equitable school programs

 67. Compile a list, collage, poster or bulletin board of non-traditional heroes

 68. Create a graphic design for Myra Sadker Advocates

 69. Examine class enrollments by gender, in all upper school programs

 70. Acquire or donate funds to purchase equity materials

 71. Redesign the logo or mascot of your office or school to be more inclusive

 72. Write a public service announcement regarding equity and submit it to a radio station

 73. Check-out the gender enrollments in sports programs

 74. Focus on linguistic bias as you edit language in a brochure, newsletter or fictional story

 75. Have female business owners speak to students

 76. Have diverse parents talk about gender in their work and family

 77. Research gender disparities in drug and alcohol use at your school

 78. Design a board or computer game that highlights famous equity advocates

 79. Submit names of females for non-traditional leadership positions and roles

 80. Have your Title IX Coordinator present to your group

 81. Do a site exam of your environs to see if visuals affirm or undermine gender balance

 82. Write a report on a civil rights advocate of the opposite sex

 83. Volunteer to assist Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, and others with funding

 84. Talk with your children about gender

 85. Design a logo for Myra Sadker Day

 86. Have youngsters read and discuss New Moon Magazine

 87. Model non-stereotypical play with children

 88. Schedule a meeting with a principal, president or CEO to talk about gender equity

 89. Learn about your sexual harassment policy

 90. Cook with a boy, play a sport with a girl

 91. Write a letter to an editor about illegal gender practices

 92. Blow the whistle on Title IX non-compliance

 93. Read a story with a female protagonist

 94. Analyze a teacher education video for bias

 95. Work with teen parents on child rearing skills

 96. Visit your Boys and Girls Club to learn about their gender inclusive programs

 97. Volunteer your group at a shelter and avoid stereotypical tasks

 98. If necessary, file a Title IX grievance

 99. Research standardized test data by gender

100. Alert others to gender bashing music

101. Use the internet to discuss gender politics

102. Identify and honor males who break gender barriers

103. List what non-traditional tasks you do

104. Run for an elected office and promote equity

105. Train others to respond to sexist jokes

106. Promote a non-sexist book or film

107. Develop "baseball cards" of famous women

108. Design a short and long range plan for equity

109. Kick-off a yearlong event that focuses on equity

110. Generate your own idea.

Special thanks to the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education (NCSEE) colleagues for assistance in generating this list, including: Marta Cruz-Janzen, Melanie Flatt, Sylvia Hara-Nielson, Alicia Hetman, Mary Wiberg, June Wilson, and the Colorado Institute for Gender Equity.

Myra Sadker Advocates
David Sadker - DSadker@aol.com
1401 Rockville Pike Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 738-7113
(301) 424-0474 fax

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